InvestmentNews Names Lisette Cooper a 2017 Women to Watch Honoree

LINCOLN, Mass., Nov, 2017 – Athena Capital Advisors is pleased to announce that InvestmentNews has named Dr. Lisette Cooper a 2017 Women to Watch honoree. Cooper is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Athena. She was one of only 20 award recipients chosen from more than several hundred nominations for her lasting impact on the financial industry.

Lisette Cooper Investment News Women to Watch founder of Athena Capital Advisors

Lisette Cooper Investment News Women to Watch

"I am humbled to be named a ‘Woman to Watch’ by InvestmentNews and to be included amongst the other award recipients who are trailblazers in the industry,” said Cooper. “Athena’s success has been possible thanks to a truly collaborative effort. This recognition also honors those who have mentored me, worked alongside me and believed in our firm, to help it grow over the past quarter-century into one of the leading RIAs in the country.”

InvestmentNews chose each of the advisors and executives on its third annual list from a rigorous selection process designed to identify women who are distinguished leaders, demonstrate a willingness to share their experiences with others and give back to the industry.

“These 20 women have made a lasting impact on the industry,” said Suzanne Siracuse, Vice President and Publisher of InvestmentNews, in a written statement. “It is more important than ever to highlight some of the many talented women our industry has to offer. May it serve as inspiration and motivation for others in the industry and for those who will join it in the future.”

To learn more or view the full list of 2017 winners, please click here.

Dr. Lisette Cooper founded Athena in 1993. She sets the firm’s overall direction and leads Athena’s Investment and Executive Committees.

Athena Capital Advisors is a privately owned registered investment advisor founded in 1993 by Dr. Lisette Cooper. The firm has approximately $5.5 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016, and is headquartered in Lincoln, Mass., and New York City, NY. Athena offers clients investment advisory and management as their external chief investment officer, as well as wealth planning, impact investing, and investment administration and reporting services. Its clients include both tax-exempt institutions and taxable families. Athena uses a research-driven approach to strategic and tactical asset allocation to provide solutions that are customized to each client’s particular circumstances and objectives. For additional information on Athena Capital Advisors, please visit

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